Knowledge Identifier: &Galerie_nationale_du_Jeu_de_Paume
Category: Visual Arts
Founded in 1861.
Countries: United States (30%), France (30%), Centre (20%)
Linked to: Los Angeles Times, Führermuseum, Minister of Culture, Art museum
The rectangular-shaped building was constructed in 1861 during the reign of Napoleon III
For this reason, from the end of 1940 to the end of 1942 he traveled twenty times to Paris
The Louvre - The gardens house the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, a contemporary art museum that was used to store Jewish cultural property from 1940 to 1944
French Resistance curator Rose Valland, who was working at the museum, kept a secret list of all the works passing through, and after the Nazi defeat in 1945, most of these works were thereby returned to their rightful owners
Musee d'Orsay - Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986
In 1991, the Jeu de Paume reopened as "France's first national gallery of contemporary art", with an exhibition devoted to Jean Dubuffet
Ellsworth Kelly - In 1993, the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris mounted the exhibition "Ellsworth Kelly: The French Years, 1948-54," based on the artist's relationship with the city, which travelled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; in 2008, the Musee d'Orsay honored Kelly with the exhibition "Correspondences: Paul Cezanne Ellsworth Kelly".
In 1999, the museum chose American architect Richard Meier as the subject of its first-ever architectural exhibition